South Africa drops PCR test for vaccinated visitors

By Lisa James
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South Africa has brought forward its plan to drop negative PCR tests for fully vaccinated visitors, according to reports.

Business Insider South Africa says the country’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the move on Tuesday evening and the new rule will come into force shortly.

The change had been planned to come into force in April at the earliest but has been brought forward now the country is ‘in a new phase of pandemic management’, Mr Ramaphosa said.

“As soon as new regulations are published, proof of vaccination will do instead,” Business Insider SA said.

Anyone who cannot show they are fully vaccinated will need to present a PCR test no older than 72 hours and will also be offered vaccination.

Proof of immunity by way of previous infection is not accepted as a means of entry.

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